2. Help with lactose intolerance
As an alternative to milk, eating yogurt with live cultures seems to improve lactose tolerance in children and adults who cannot absorb lactose.
3. Enhance your immune system
According to the International Journal of Immunotherapy, yogurt with active cultures enhances the body’s immune system by increasing the production of gamma interferons, which play a key role in fighting certain allergies and viral infections. Other studies indicate that yogurt can help prevent gastrointestinal infections (lactic acid helps inhibit the growth of food-borne pathogens, and yogurt cultures produce bacteriocins which restore natural intestinal cultures).